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Qualifiers may be moved to avoid 12 July disruption

Updated: Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014 13:51 | Comments

Down are due to play Kildare in Newry
Down are due to play Kildare in Newry

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The GAA is considering playing some of the Round 2B football qualifier games on Sunday-week instead of Saturday, 12 July.

Down are due to play Kildare in Newry, while Tyrone are due to play the losers of the Armagh/Monaghan replay.

Saturday-week, being 12 July, may present some difficulties for fans travelling to games in the North, and it is thought that a Sunday afternoon slot would make it easier.

“It is an issue that we are aware of and it will have an impact on our scheduling,” the GAA’s director of games administration Fergal McGill told the Irish Times.

“No fixtures have been made for [round 2B games] yet but we will work with the Ulster Council and liaise with them on that.”

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